JasonSParticipantJuly 26, 2019 at 7:31 pmPost count: 181
Figured its time I finally get Otter “Next Year” Overland Bus going on this forum since I have talked about it forever. Just starting the get parts and metal to get this done next year. Hoping for a BBB 2020 debut. Never thought I would be a split bus owner but this group and a few other individuals changed that. Below are the pictures from the day I picked it up in Moab in Fall of 2017.
I wasn’t given a chance between Sonny and my dad to put a transmission in it to transport it. They were just as excited, maybe even more excited.
JasonSParticipantJuly 26, 2019 at 7:51 pmPost count: 181
Here is the paint removed back to original paint, turned out really good! Just need some areas repaired and blend paint back in.
RustabusParticipantJuly 26, 2019 at 8:09 pmPost count: 2165
Wow!!! What did you use to pull off the paint???JasonSParticipantJuly 26, 2019 at 9:07 pmPost count: 181
Used oven cleaner, goof off graffiti remover and aircraft stripper in that order over the winter. About had a heat attack from the stress as all of it seemed very tough on the paint and had to quickly neutralize it.
Then I tried Back to Nature Multi Strip in the Spring, put it on let it sit for about 10 minutes and removed it with little or no paint damage. Found it on sale at Home Depot. I will use it every time now as even if it dried it didn’t damage the paint. The heat from the sun is the biggest ingredient I found.FranzKeymasterJuly 27, 2019 at 8:26 amPost count: 3988
Looks like you need all the mechanicals?MikeKParticipantJuly 27, 2019 at 10:21 amPost count: 249
Looks like a very solid Bus. Great find and good luck with the project!JasonSParticipantJuly 27, 2019 at 5:18 pmPost count: 181
Looks like you need all the mechanicals?
Yes it will need everything new, slowly buying parts so I can hit it hard when the time comes. I am willing to spend most of the money there as its the lifeblood of the vehicle. I am surprised the more I look into it that the body work that it wont be bad, I thought it was worse initially.
Looks like a very solid Bus. Great find and good luck with the project!
Yes it is looking to be very solid, mainly rockers, floors, outriggers and jack points are the worse part. The white paint job protected the originnal paint nicely.John JonesKeymasterJuly 29, 2019 at 6:08 amPost count: 7427
it’s about time you get your ass in a spit bus!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HUrry Up JASON!!!!!!!JasonSParticipantJuly 29, 2019 at 5:54 pmPost count: 181Pat KKeymasterJuly 30, 2019 at 5:18 pmPost count: 1737
it’s about time you get your ass in a spit bus!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HUrry Up JASON!!!!!!!
No shit! its been a few years since I have been in one, excited to be building this they way I want to use and have fun. Gald that I have a good support team for questions.
More like a peanut gallery. But we got yr back. 😘😘😘
We will build it if it comes.JasonSParticipantJuly 31, 2019 at 10:05 amPost count: 181JasonSParticipantDecember 12, 2019 at 9:01 pmPost count: 181
Wow didn’t realize it has been 4 months since I’ve been on here,d seem like it was that long ago. here is a long-overdue update been working the past few weeks getting this ready to weld in new metal.
Next is cutting the floor out
Hopefully I have all the sheet metal that is needed for the next week.
Now I’m all loaded up and ready to hit the road and see you guys tomorrow. Of course there has to be a huge winter storm to drive through on the way down. I will see you guys tomorrow around mid day depending on how shitty the roads and driver’s are.mtnbusParticipantDecember 13, 2019 at 7:47 amPost count: 1329
this bus made it into the right handsFranzKeymasterDecember 13, 2019 at 8:12 amPost count: 3988
I hope you’re not planning to making a fake deluxe out of this?John JonesKeymasterDecember 14, 2019 at 6:29 amPost count: 7427
He stocked the fridge yesterday, and stayed up late and got a SHIT TON done last night!!!! 😎 he is going to have a super productive week. !!!John JonesKeymasterDecember 14, 2019 at 9:19 amPost count: 7427
I was up at 5am… he wasn’t far after me… 😎John JonesKeymasterDecember 14, 2019 at 9:21 amPost count: 7427
His rough sketch of his bus… 😎
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